This makes me very grumpy. I signed a contract for a certain amount and, dammit, I expect that amount. It's a contract after all.
So I emailed the lovely lady in charge of finances for the linguistics department, asking very prettily who it was exactly that I should bitch to. I'll have to see who she recommends. But, gah! Stupid $#@%!&* payroll system. It's bad enough there's a 4-week delay until they start paying you (unlike the two-week delay which most places have)....no, no, no....they must also do their best to make sure not to pay you what they promised.
As many have noted, "I love this $#@%!&* university and this university loves $#@%!&* me."
As it stands now, because of $#@%!&* expensive Vienna conference thing, I am now significantly poorer than I expected.